Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept
2-67 Assiniboia Hall
9137 116 St NWEdmonton ABT6G 2E7
A study of sentential logic, including translation, semantics, decision procedures and natural deduction followed by an introduction to predicate logic, concentrating on translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in PHIL 220.
Elementary methods and principles for analyzing reasoning as it occurs in everyday contexts. Topics may include informal fallacies, introduction to scientific method, elementary statistical reasoning, elementary sentential logic, as well as the study of argument in contemporary debates about issues of social concern.
An introduction to the central issues in contemporary philosophy of science. Topics may include theory evaluation, paradigm shifts and theory change, laws of nature, causation and explanation, the rationality of science and its social and historical setting.
A study of the formal theory of rationality including probability and induction, and elementary decision theory, with attention to the paradoxes of choice.